• Great gadgets. Still use mine in the car for digital sharp music. Made in Canada and destined to last physically longer than the smartphone that I was forced to buy when WhatsApp pulled their support for BBs original OS. Probably whimsical but notice that cassettes are making a return and records...

  • Just completed five flights in business on Emirates in a recent trip to Oz from Europe one of which was EK404 which feeds the flight mentioned in Brandon's excellent article. Whilst the 777 seat may not be as good as the 380 equivalent we had great service from a crew who were returning home to M...

  • Just to add a heads up from recent European trips re Priority Pass. It is a great card but in the last six months lounges in Heathrow, Amsterdam and Edinburgh are so full that they are turning people away with these cards. It is becoming common when it very rarely happened in the last couple of y...

  • Probably off topic and undoubtedly just me but the sense of awe and wonder that you may finally have the chance to board a gleaming new Airbus or Boeing in Syd or LHR and complete the journey in one all be at long leap is remarkable and maybe worth the development for this alone. May also merit a...

  • As a regular tourist from Scotland, PER to LHR gets me home quicker and I think UK tourists and retired folk living in PER taking a trip home will pay the wee bit extra to fly direct. If Qantas could just sort out the congested and frankly unhelpful Flight Connections early morning at LHR that wo...

  • Is Priority Pass worth the money?

    Apr 28, 2017, 04:25 PM

    Good in Europe, USA, India and even Indonesia just not in Oz! Try to get one at a discount if you can through schemes like Living Social or Group On.

  • Upgrade Me Bid Minimums

    Apr 07, 2017, 04:08 PM

    I think this comes down to luck and load factors of how busy J is. It is a good scheme. Have been successful on Syd to Per but not Bali to Syd because I suspect very small J class. In both cases I bid just above minimum. The same scheme runs on other airlines in different guises and I recently bi...